The_Hot_Herrons's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ryan
Beneficiary's Name: Chrissie
VJ Member: The_Hot_Herrons
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2013-04-18
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Immigration Checklist for Ryan & Chrissie:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2009-02-07
I-130 Sent : 2009-11-28
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-12-24
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2010-04-30
NVC Received : 2010-05-05
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2010-05-08
Pay AOS Bill : 2010-05-18
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-05-23
Send AOS Package : 2010-05-26
Submit DS-261 : 2010-05-18
Receive IV Bill : 2010-06-02
Pay IV Bill : 2010-06-02
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2010-06-10
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-08-05
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2010-08-15
Interview Date : 2010-09-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2010-09-03
US Entry : 2010-10-07
Comments : POE - EWR (Newark, New Jersey)
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 127 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 251 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2010-10-07
Got EAD Stamp : Yes,Passport Stamp
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2012-07-10
NOA Date : 2012-07-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2012-08-15
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2013-04-10
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2013-04-18
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Manila, Philippines
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 11, 2011
Embassy Review : My interview went very quickly. I have schedule of 830AM at the US embassy. I was thinking what the heck, I will be there as early as 4AM! And by all means I am the first one there. I talked to the security guard and the told me that they wont allow applicants til 530AM. We made a deal that even though I am at the 830AM schedule, he will let me in early. So mom and I ended up hanging out at Yellow cab and getting “cappuccino” at 7-11 (haha) and went back at 530AM. There are already more than a dozen people ahead of me but all of them have the 630AM schedule. The guard still let me in so I am feeling great that I am the first one in the 830AM slot. We were ushered inside at promptly 615AM and I fell in line to get a number – I was number 6007! Meaning I am the #7th on the Immigrant visa line! wootwoot! I went to submit the rest of the documents, got my fingerprints scanned. I have to wait for about 2 hours before the consul interview and they called me at 810AM and I am the first one to get interviewed on the immigrant visa applicants! 20 minutes earlier than my schedule! I was in and out of there in less then 5 minutes! The moment that he said, “OK, Mrs. Herron, your visa is approved! Congratulations, you are now to proceed to window Y to pay for the courier of your passport & visa.” OMG I thought a ton was lifted off my shoulders! I am going to be with my pudding!! Thank God! It took awhile to make the necessary courier payment coz window Y opened late. I was out of the embassy at exactly 9AM and the next thing I know I was tapping my mom’s shoulder at Starbucks and giving her a hug! Gosh it felt so good to walk out of there with that pink slip!

My parents are the best that I could ask for. They have been there for me this whole time and my mom even went with me to the interview and waited for almost 4 hours outside just so I could have company right after.

Okay before I end this note – here are some of the stuff that the American Consul asked me. I thought they are going to ask about my husband’s taxes (ITR) coz I have no clue on how the US tax system works (I think no one does haha). I am happy about the turnout.

* What’s your full name?
* What’s your date of birth?
* What is your husband’s full name?
* What does he do?
* Have you traveled outside of the Philippines other than your travels to the US?
* What happened with your canceled tourist visa?javascript:emoticon('')
Rating : Very Good

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